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Jacobo's Ghost by Annette Flores Garcia

About the Book In Jacobo's Ghost, an inquisitive pre-adolescent boy uncovers a secret that eventually becomes his link to the generations before him. Jacobo Silva's first visit to his parents' hometown is a dream come true. As he takes to life in San Esteban, he stumbles on a mystery surrounding the house across the street from Lola Carmen's. His grandmother has declared the house off limits, and the town authorities want to tear it down. Jacobo can only wonder why. Then by accident one night, he witnesses a chapter in the family history on which only Lola Carmen can shed light. As his grandmother brings him back to the past, the house and the town of San Esteban take on a new meaning for Jacobo

About the Author It is probably no accident that Jacobo's Ghost begins with the young protagonist on his way to his parents' hometown. Travelling around the Philippines and abroad with the family was one of the author's most memorable girlhood experiences. Annette Flores Garcia's stories and essays have appeared in the Sunday Inquirer Magazine, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Home Companion, and Cosmopolitan Philippines. She is the author of Tiger on the Wall, published by Adarna House, and co-author of A Child's Treasury of Christmas Stories, published by Tahanan Books. Her work is included in Water in the Ring of Fire, a collection of Asia-Pacific folktales. A freelance writer, Ms. Garcia lives in Quezon City with her husband Pacifico and sons Jose Miguel, Carlo, Rico, and Eduardo. Jacobo's Ghost is her first novella.

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